Ki no Tsurayuki

(872-945 / Japan)

Chrysanthemums In Autumn: - Poem by Ki no Tsurayuki

Chrysanthemums in Autumn:
While they shine
I'll wear them in my hair,
For sooner than the flowers'
May come my ending.

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Comments about Chrysanthemums In Autumn: by Ki no Tsurayuki

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (7/21/2016 11:25:00 AM)

    waka composed at a time Tsurayuki was thinking of how piteous was the world of men, and saw a chrysanthemum flower (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (7/21/2016 11:24:00 AM)

    秋の菊にほふかぎりはかざしてむ花よりさきとしらぬわが身を

    aki no kiku
    niFoFu kagiri Fa
    kazasitemu
    Fana yori saki to
    siranu wa ga mi wo

    Chrysanthemums in Autumn:
    While they shine
    I’ll wear them in my hair,
    For sooner than the flowers’
    May come my ending.


    Tsurayuki 貫之

    KOKINSHŪ - KKS V: 276 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 4, 2010



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